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Aug 16, 2012

Medical Tourism

Many people have taken to going overseas to receive alternative “stem cell” treatments, some of which have not been approved in the U.S. Anecdotes abound in which patients are cured of diseases that defy conventional medicine by these treatments. But the field also has numerous patients who have not recovered—or whose deaths followed expensive procedures.

How likely are you to go to a foreign country to get a medical procedure involving stem cells done?

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